More than 30,000 applications will now be able to run on Nokia's series of Internet Tablet devices (such as the N770, N800, and N810), according to Access Co. Ltd of Japan. This is possible due to the just-released Garnet VM for the above devices.Access Co. acquired PalmSource in September 2005, and it used its Palm OS and BeOS assets and expertise to create the ACCESS Linux Platform. The Linux-based Garnet OS and now the Garnet VM are the fruits of its labors.
The Garnet VM runs compatible Palm OS applications with a 320 x 480 screen resolution. There are settings to change the default storage size, display configuration and storage heap. Basic version of the Address Book, Calculator, Date Book and Memo Pad are included. Users are able to install any Palm OS application and can configure compatibility per app (memory, display and device model).
Garnet VM... supports over 30,000 software applications, including some of the most popular mobile applications on the market, such as Google Maps, Snappermail, DateBk5 and perennially favorite games like Bejeweled, PacMan, and Sudoku.Do check out the Nokia Tablet Garnet VM video demo.
A final version is expected to ship before the end of the year.
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